Southern Arizona Places

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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Getting Here and Around

To reach Kitt Peak from Tucson, take Interstate 10 to Interstate 19 south, and then AZ 86. After 44 miles on AZ 86, turn left at the AZ 386 junction and follow the winding mountain road 12 miles up to the observatory. In inclement weather, contact the highway department to confirm that the road is open. To get to Sells (for the nearest food and gas), from the base of the mountain, it's 20 miles west on AZ 86.

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